How To Activate a Prepaid Visa Card

How To Activate a Prepaid Visa Card

What is Prepaid Visa Card?

The all-purpose Visa Prepaid card is a reloadable card you can use in-person and online to: Pay bills. Add funds. Make purchases anywhere Visa Debit cards are accepted.

How To Activate a Prepaid Visa Card

Call the phone number on the front sticker or on the back of the card to activate it by phone. Provide the 16-digit card number, expiration date, and 3-digit security code. Visit the link on the front sticker or on the back of the card to activate it online.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my prepaid Visa gift card is activated?

Many Visa Gift cards are activated upon purchase and ready to use. However, if yours requires activation, you’ll typically see a sticker with instructions and a toll-free phone number.

How to get prepaid Visa card to work?

Activate Over the Phone

  1. Note the phone number for activation on the prepaid card’s packaging, or on the sticker pasted on the front of the card.
  2. Call the activation phone number.
  3. Enter the card number, when prompted, using the keypad on your phone.
  4. Enter the “Expiration Date,” when prompted.

Do you need a PIN number for a prepaid Visa card?

How does my Visa Gift Card work? To make a purchase, make sure you know the amount remaining on the card then select credit and sign for the purchase. The debit option requires a PIN to work. The card does not come with a preset PIN, so you will need to set one prior to making the purchase for the debit option to work.

How can I activate my prepaid Mastercard?

You can activate your Gift Card at or by calling the toll-free number on the back of your Card (1-833-623-3266). You will need to provide your Gift Card number, Valid Through Date, and security code located on the back of your card.

How long does it take for prepaid Visa to activate?

Many Visa Gift cards are activated automatically upon purchase and may be used immediately. However, some Visa Gift cards must be activated by the recipient before they can be used. Be sure to sign in the designated area on the back before making your first purchase.

How much money can you put in a prepaid Visa card?

Visa Gift Cards

Because it’s a prepaid card, spending is limited to the initial amount of money you place on the card at the time of purchase. Cards may be loaded with amounts from $10.00 – $1,000.00. Prepaid cards do not have cash access but may be used at any merchants that accept Visa Debit and Credit Cards.

Why does my prepaid Visa get declined?

There are a number of possible reasons why a purchase could be declined: You don’t have enough money left on your card. You haven’t activated or registered your card. The address you gave to make an online or phone purchase is different from the address you have on file with your prepaid card provider.

What is the PIN of a prepaid card?

Prepaid cards almost always have a PIN. A PIN provides the prepaid card with an additional layer of security, preventing your funds from being compromised by a third party. Keep reading for a detailed breakdown of the reasons why prepaid cards have a PIN, as well as some tips for setting a strong PIN for your card.

Can you activate a prepaid card online?

Visa Prepaid cards are easy to use

Getting started with your Visa Prepaid card is easy. All you need to do is: Activate it online or by phone. Load it online or in-person.

How do I check my prepaid Visa balance?

Start by looking at the back of your gift card. Typically, you’ll find a toll-free number you can call to discover your balance. Or you can check your balance by visiting the card issuer’s site and entering your card’s 16-digit number and security code.